At least in Maryland, it's not the roads that are bad it's the politicians. Welcome to the NannyState.
Maryland has always prided itself on using all of its resources to nail folks who are speeding. It's hilarious that they are actually wringing their hands over raising the speed limit on a brand new highway 5mph from 55 to 60.
I really love the multiple police agencies on the freeways. Troopers, tunnel cops, completely unmarked vehicles. A Ford F150 is not a proper police vehicle and I may not pull over for it until a real cop in a real car shows up.